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Fall Insight Meditation Retreat for Everyone

October 21 - October 25

Heidi Bourne
October 21 - October 25

Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary among the green rolling hills of far Northern California surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Settling into the serenity of the natural world, and through our contemplative practices we’ll explore what it means to inhabit our lives with Intention, Compassion and Joy.

Drawing on the perspectives of both Buddhist practices and secular mindfulness, we’ll discover our innate capacity to fully open to our lives just they are. In this retreat, we will learn to skillfully navigate our challenges by inviting the space for clear intention, greater compassion, and more joy.

Our practices will be supported by meditation, mindful movement and qigong with extended periods of morning and evening silence. The afternoons include group practices with time for relaxation and connection. Each evening we’ll gather for a talk and guided meditation.

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary is located 200 miles north of San Francisco, about an hour’s drive outside of the town of Garberville. This secluded center is tucked into the hills of Humboldt County where peace and solitude abound. With a gorgeous meditation temple, yoga barn, indoor-outdoor dining lodge, hot tub, and sauna, it’s a perfect place to settle in, unwind and replenish.

The newly renovated modern eco-lodging includes options for shared all-gender indoor camping, private rooms in a common building, individual bungalows, as well as larger rooms with queen beds. The choice is yours. All lodging is supported with shared bathroom facilities.

The Heartwood Lodge Kitchen prepares the freshest farm-to-table fare, grown right on site. The culinary staff creates nourishing menus with seasonal farm fresh produce, merging the best of old-world haute cuisine and new world innovation. Our first meal together will be Wednesday dinner, and our last meal will be a Sunday breakfast. Snacks, tea, and coffee are available anytime. The chef is happy to reasonably accommodate those with food restrictions.

Everyone is welcome! This retreat is suitable for both beginning and seasoned practitioners.



$895 to $1,225, All Inclusive
$250 Optional Deposit to hold your spot
Balance due September 1st

Fees do not include transportation to and from the retreat center.

More info and registration: HERE

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